VHS TO DVD DISC VIA PC...WHAT'S BEST CONNECTIVITY?

  rotormota 08:48 13 Mar 2005
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Hi,
I want to transfer some old VHS to DVD & wondered what the best way to connect would be?

Simplest seems to be video converter leads (scart/composite to USB) but do these give a good result? I read that the fps rate is questionable? Any recommended?

Alternatively, an external TV tuner card preferably which accepts Freeview & with sockets to connect a VCR to transfer VHS. Is there such a device?

Any other ideas?

All the best,
Adzam

  daisy2bell 09:27 13 Mar 2005

Simplest seems to be video converter leads (scart/composite to USB) but do these give a good result? I read that the fps rate is questionable? Any recommended?

I did just this. And the results were very good, a slight drop in picture quality.

  Terry Brown 09:47 13 Mar 2005

Have a look on the ALDI web site as they having a promotion of Video to Computer to approx £30. click here

  rotormota 10:22 13 Mar 2005

Thanks...the Aldi looks a good buy but I don't have a store near to me & I don't think you can order online. I tried Lidl site also as they do have a store nearby but nothing similar on their site unless anyone knows if they stock it in store?

  rotormota 10:26 13 Mar 2005

Question for Daisybell: Did your VHS transfer end up as a stop/start result (I'm thinking FPS rate again) or did it run continuously? Also what model/make do you have?
All the best,
Adzam

  €dstowe 10:30 13 Mar 2005

Can I suggest you do a search on this forum before you go to a lot of trouble/expense. There are a lot of pitfalls in what you are proposing and it might help you if you are aware of these beforehand.

Don't let me put you off completely - this transfer is widely done but there are things best avoided, especially if you are just starting out doing it.

  Cannuck 10:52 13 Mar 2005

I just bought a NQ 6600 Moviebox from Scan.co.uk.
It cost £65.80, and you may need to buy a scart-to-composite connector at about £7.00.
You can make excellent quality DVDs in MPEG 1 or 2 or Divx, plus it comes with the software.
It is real easy to use, but you will need to edit if required in another programme, not supplied.

  Cannuck 10:56 13 Mar 2005

Should have added that you do need a computer with 2gh CPU or better, and you can make DVDs directly off your TV card if you have one

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